The miracle of morning is that when it shines as if it has finished its ablutions, it seems new-made. Early morning is my favourite time of day, particularly in summer when it can make you feel as if life has begun again and all is possible.

‘One day I rose and washed, and the earth, it seemed, had also just risen and finished its ablutions. It shone as if it were a new creation.’


Source: Zorba the Greek, Nikos Kazantzakis, trans. Carl Wildman, Faber & Faber, p. 293

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